The John Fisher School


"In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.” (Winston Churchill)

The English Department

  • Erin McDonnell: - BA (Hons), GDE - Subject Leader
  • Wayne O'Brien: BA (Hons), PGCE - (Subject Leader Media Studies)
  • Mrs L. Crampton – KS4 Coordinator
  • Miss S. Carquez – KS3 Coordinator
  • Mrs M. Caffrey – Literacy Coordinator
  • Miss S Dunne – English Teacher
  • Miss F Tyrell – Drama Coordinator
  • Mr J Dean – Intervention Specialist

English at The John Fisher School

The department is one of the largest in our school, offering a variety of English Language and English Literature courses at all Key Stages, and Drama as part of English at KS3. The English Deprtment is high achieving, with results at all Key Stages well above the national average. We are committed to sharing our passion for the subject, providing a stimulating, dynamic and academically rigorous experience of English for all our students.

Year 7 Skills Ladders: ReadingWriting
Year 8 Skills Ladders: ReadingWriting
Year 9 GCSE Assessment Criteria: ReadingWriting
GCSE Sample Assessments and Marks Schemes
o   English Language: Paper 1 / Paper 2
o   English Literature: Paper 1 / Paper 2
General Documents

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